Monday, September 28, 2015

Canobie starts off another Season with Tom Clifford

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There's a chill in the air... over at Canobie Lake Park Screeem-Fest. 

Once again it's creepy voice time as the Halloween Season creeps toward us again. Almost didn't happen with a mad rush to have a one & only summer vacation on Labor Day. But, with sketchy cell service off the boat community of Watch Hill, Fire Island and the complete understanding of the folks at Collage Advertising, we were able to pull out all the stops to transform Canobie's family theme park into a scary venue of horror! 

It's a fine line we take with the horror intensity. Voicing the spots are a sort of tongue-N-cheeck with a playful concept and tone of where Fear meets Fun tact. With venues like - Black Hollow Cove, Terror in the Corn and Canobie Hotel we get a chance to lay the creepy-voice on thick. Switching gears we'll do more of a countdown style with their ROCK-tober Fest that's chock full of tribute bands like - Fan-Halen & Led Zep-A-Gain. Thrill Rides, Petting Zoo, why it's fun for the whole family. Check 'em out in Salem, New Hampshire or online at:


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Angie Carpenter Elects Tom Clifford to Voice her Television Re-Election Campaign

This one was a trip down memory lane. Media Mechanix, Centerport, asked to include me in a list of possibles for a political tv campaign. I can do both the folksy & We-Mean-Business reads pretty well. Got lucky and was selected to be spokesperson for Islip Township's current and running-for-re-election Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter.

Did most of my growing-up in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, which is part of the multi-town - Islip Township. All part of Suffolk County, we had 3 townships that featured beach pavilions at Lake Ronkonkoma (Long Island's largest freshwater lake); Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven townships.

The parceling of real estate dated back to when three different Indian communities claimed lands on different shores, and these claims remained after the tribes gave separate deeds to the land under their control. The name Ronkonkoma comes from an Algonquian expression meaning "boundary fishing-lake", also earlier written as Raconkumake and Raconkamuck.

Now, I'm back representing the 1st female supervisor of Islip Township. The TV spot which will run on Long Island cable is entitled: Experience that works for you. Click on the Play button below to see which read tone was selected...folksy or WMB. It'll be a short lived gig for me...of what I hope will be a continued stay...and 'then some' for Angie Carpenter. Angie brings a lot of that experience to the job with 6 terms as County Legislator and was also elected County Treasurer.

At least now when friends ask what's new or can they hear or see something that's here on the Island, I can point to the first lady of Supervisor-ship. * (Elected Islip Town Supervisor)

By: +Tom Clifford, VoiceOver & Creative Services


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

OmniTrans ... Freeway Express routes a smile with Tom Clifford

OmniTrans' new bus service...Freeway Express needed a jump start to the head of the line (so-to-speak) and felt a humorous slant could work with the right voice & attitude.

OmniTrans' advertising agency - Industrial Strength Advertising, auditioned 17 wannabees for the part. 
It’s a spin on “The Most Interesting Man in the World”. So after some deliberation on the voice & delivery to authenticate the premise, ISA had Will Lyman of PBS Frontline fame in mind.

Auditioned with a pretty good Lyman-esque tone and got the call 4 days afterward, that out of 17, four were paired down to yours truly. Both agency & client are in the San Bernardino, Ca. area so, we did the session via speaker phone. Worked fine. They were keeping most of the original auditioned aif file I sent in and needed some pick-ups. Got into the habit of auditioning like the real McCoy at (44.1k sample rate) and it paid off on this one. Please click Play to listen to OmniTrans - "Even the Slowest" .